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another. is >> eliot: when you look back at bill clinton who we look at as one of the great politicians of the past 30 or 40 years, his sister soldier moment was when he went to the base and said i disagree with you about this. it showed a certain force of character that he would say no. and romney has never done that. >> in a sense you have to do what both clinton and obama did, and to some reagan did as well, which is to push back your base, and while at the same time say i'm just going this for the camera, i'm your map. all of the great politicians know how to do that. they have to deal with their base in that way. >> eliot: president obama got significant criticism on the first couple of years of his first term on issues such as immigration and lesbian/gay issues as well and then suddenly there when he needed the base to come back he came out in support of same-sex marriage. and that solidified him as yes, once again he is our candidate. >> that's right. >> eliot: there you see him as the nimble politician, and i think that has carried him forward. >> as with b
american adults. the bloomberg news poll measured reasonable ratings. president clinton came out on top, president obama was second at former president george w. bush scored third at 46%, a solid three points ahead of mitt romney. you heard that right, george w. bush is more popular than mitt romney. and some republicans are blaming the campaign's problem on the candidate himself. an anonymous romney organization top member was quoted as saying . . . and a top washington republican . . . turning to the latest swing state polls. a survey has likely voters in new hampshire backing the president a 50 to 45%. new hampshire voters also give the president a 7-point edge. in virginia the president is leading mitt romney again by two points, as does suffolk university and d.c. 12 poll. while the nevada virginia and colorado races are close, mitt romney chose to campaign today in pennsylvania. he told the crowd at the military academy. >> romney: i want to take that big cloud off of the small business world that is hang over them. three-quarters say they don't want to hire mo
. there are moments during the debates with hillary clinton where you wanted him to be more aggressive. he's just not -- that's not his approach to debating and i don't know if he will ever be a guy who's going to be able to throw a knockout punch. but overall, i don't think he created any problems for himself moving forward like mitt romney may have. it is going to be up to democrats to take advantage of some of the opportunities that romney gave. romney won the night but it may have ultimately hurt him down the road if the president's campaign and if democrats are smart about going after some of the statements that romney made. >> eliot: i have somebody who is going to call both of you to help you deal with reality for the next couple of days. democratic strategist doug thornel and tim dickinson, thank you for your time tonight. what we were now to my point. (vo) jennifer granholm ... >>for every discouraged voter, there are ten angry ones taking action. trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers ge
. joining me now former assistant to president clinton for national security affairs. thank you for joining us. >> a pleasure, eliot. >> eliot: let's start with the important question. what do we know about al-qaeda's attacks in the consulate in ben gassy. >> this was a well planned attack. somebody had been casing the consulate in benghazi for some time. whether they acted on the spur of the moment or if they had direction in outside of libya remains to be scene. >> eliot: the difficulty given the uncertainty and it's impossible to get your arms around all the facts very quickly. but the difficulty then is how do we then move in our evolving relationship with the new libyan government to control al-qaeda's presence and respect their sovereignty. where do we go in this evolving arab spring, in libya in particular. >> a lot of this takes time. building up a strong system of government, institution of government libya in particular build gadhafi never wanted an institution that would rival his him. every political faction within libya has weapons and obviously at least one of them or more us
with you. bill clinton, you remember his famous soldier moment, he looked into the eyes of a core stisht is i i think you're wrong. mitt romney has never done that. the public has a sense of him as weak and you don't elect somebody as president of the united states who is weak. molly ball, political correspondent for the atlantic. dave sirota, thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> eliot: what about the unexpected debate wild cards coming up? and a reminder to catch current tv's politically direct presidential debate coverage tomorrow starting at 8:00 p.m. east coast time. i'll be joined by cenk uygur jennifer granholm, al hershey's drops. a lot of hershey's happiness in little drops of milk chocolate. and cookies n creme. pure hershey's. >> there you go again. >> i want you to know that also i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. [ laughter ] >> i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of
of state hillary clinton's international security advisory board. thanks for coming in tonight. >> my pleasure. >> eliot: i've never seen somebody use charts like that at the u.n. but explain to us what he was saying and what those different thresholds mean and then whether he's right. >> the prime minister has a point. iran is making low enriched uranium. they're enriching it to a certain level. you can take that and put it back in the centrifuges and after a few weeks or months, turn it into high weapons grade uranium for a bomb. that's one level. they're also making medium enriched uranium which is about 20% enriched. they can put that back in the centrifuges, turn it into bomb grade. it takes a little less time so he wants us to draw a line at a certain level that they make say a couple of hundred pounds of that medium enriched uranium. that's going too far. >> eliot: the red line, everyone uses the phrase of the red line to stop iran from getting a bomb is defined by the quantity of the volume of enrich
to hillary clinton and said you're likable enough. there was an edge to it. people pulled back and said are we seeing a different side of no drama obama than we actually appreciate. >> yeah. i think for the romney campaign because mitt romney had all of the practice -- not only four years ago but also the run-up in the primaries romney has a pretty good poker face. this is a guy who can look at you and he won't give anything away. that may be something of an advantage for mitt romney in terms of the emotional. he has an ability to smile a little bit and chuckle. at least as far as the atmospherics, there is a lot of focus today on that. not so much on the content. >> eliot: you were saying earlier, i don't want to spill any beans that the obama camp fears the president has actual disdain for mitt romney. that the president looks at mitt romney and for whatever reason says you should know better. you should not be saying these things because you're smart enough to appreciate that they're wrong. that's a hard emotion to ca
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